For incoming Fall Term students, International Orientation provides an extension of General Orientation to international students: International Student Orientation, which runs from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22–Friday, August 24, 2018. New students should plan to move in on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, in the afternoon, before the first Orientation event (the Welcome Dinner) begins.
For incoming Spring Term students, International Orientation is combined with General Orientation, which runs from 5 p.m. on Monday, January 14–Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Orientation is an important and exciting transition time for students and their families. Parents of international students often have unique questions and concerns as their children are beginning their education at Gordon. If your child is participating in International Student Orientation, we invite you to join us for our Parent Program, which is specially designed to provide international families with information and resources as they make this transition. If you plan to attend, please fill out the RSVP form below. Families are also welcome to participate in the general New Student Orientation Parent and Sibling Program, which begins after the completion of International Student Orientation.
For the General Orientation schedule, see parent information.
International Student Orientation Parent Schedule (Fall Term Only)
|WEDNESDAY||August 22, 2018|
|9 AM - 5 PM||
Welcome Table - Meet your Admissions Counselors and International Student Services Staff
|6 PM - 7:45 PM||
|THURSDAY||August 23, 2018|
|9 AM - 4 PM||
Student Financial Services - Optional Sign-up for individual appointments @ MacDonald Hall 2nd Floor
|10 AM - 11:30 AM||
Parent & Family Campus Tour
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||
Parent & Family Lunch
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||
Parent & Family Session: Support from a Distance
|2 PM - 6 PM||
Optional Free Time
|FRIDAY||August 24, 2018|
|9 AM–5 PM||
Parent & Family Off-Campus Day
All Student Orientation Parent Program begins. Join the rest of the parents of the incoming class of Gordon College students and transition to General Orientation!